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February 26, 2020 Ash Wednesday Communion Service

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ASH WEDNESDAY COMMUNION SERVICE

February 26, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.

 

 

ORGAN PRELUDE                                                   Annabell Curtis

 

 

CALL TO WORSHIP                                    Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport

Minister:  Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my

   sin!

 

People:   Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and

              right spirit within me.

 

Minister:  Behold, I have taken it upon myself to speak to the Lord,

              I who am but dust and ashes.

 

People:   God has appointed us to give to those who mourn, a garland

  instead of  ashes, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit.

 

 

*HYMN OF TRUST                     “Jesus, I Come”                               336

 

 

INVOCATION (In Unison)

God, we call upon Thy Name and cry out for Thy mercy.  We often deny our own sin while decrying the sins of others.  We would be justified by our own goodness, rather than by Thy grace.  Idols lure us to other altars, enticing us to praise our prejudices and sing the glories of self.  Lead us from our waywardness into Thy way!  Turn us toward Thy house and Thy holiness, to Thy plain table of bread and wine.  Feed us upon forgiveness, fill us with Thy Spirit.  Restore us to the joy of Thy salvation.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

MOMENT OF SILENT PRAYER

 

OUR LORD’S PRAYER

 

SCRIPTURE LESSON                       Mark 14:17-26                       44

CONFESSION OF SIN AND PARDON

Minister: Beloved in the Lord, let us draw near with a heartfelt sincerity and

   confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him, in the name

               of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.

 

All:  Most merciful God, we your church confess that often our spirit

has not been that of Christ.  Where we have failed to love one another as He loves us, where we have pledged loyalty to Him with our lips and then betrayed, deserted, or denied Him…Forgive us, we pray!  And by Your spirit make us faithful disciples, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

Minister:  Christ suffered and died for us, was raised from the dead and

ascended on high for us, and continues to intercede for us.  Believe

the good news:  In the Name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

 

All:   In the Name of Jesus Christ we are forgiven! Glory to God.  Amen.

 

*GLORIA PATRI

 

 

INVITATION TO HOLY COMMUNION

Minister:  “And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve

Apostles with him.  And he said unto them, ‘With desire I have

desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer:  For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.’”

           

             Almighty God to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and

from whom no secrets are hid; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by

the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit that we may perfectly love Thee,

and worthily magnify Thy Holy Name; through Jesus Christ our

 Lord.  Amen

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People:  O God, grant that this service may be beneficial to all who

partake of it for the sanctification of body and soul, for

fruitfulness in good works,  and for the establishment of Thy

Holy Church on earth.

 

All:  O Lamb of God, who taketh away the sin of the world, have mercy

upon us.  Amen.

HYMN                “Just As I Am”      (1st and last verses))                   342                 

THE PASSING OF THE BREAD

THE PASSING OF THE CUP

 

 

IMPOSITION OF ASHES

 

 

PRAYER OF CONSECRATION

Because I have begun Lent in the quiet of Thy house, and received the Sacrament in Thy dear son’s Name, may Thy kingdom come through my life, beginning this hour and continuing in all my daily relationships.  Use me as Thou wilt, to bring Thy Kingdom one person nearer.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.

 

 

*HYMN OF DEDICATION          “Jesus Calls Us”                  375

 

 

*BENEDICTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

       Manchester Community Church

 

 

        Ash Wednesday Communion     

       Service

 

 

        February 26, 2020